Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent

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The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay Castle on 8 February 1587, drawn by Robert Beale, Clerk of the Privy Council, an eyewitness. The official witnesses, Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent and George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury are seated on the scaffold at left, identified as numbers 1 and 2. Sir Amias Paulet, Mary's gaoler, is identified as 3, top, seated left below dais

Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent (1541 – 31 January 1615) was an English peer.

He was a son of Henry Grey (1520–1545) and Margaret St. John and grandson of Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent.

He was a younger brother of Reginald Grey, 5th Earl of Kent and an older brother of Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent.

He was married to Mary Cotton, daughter of Sir George Cotton and Mary Onley. There were no known children from this marriage.

He served as Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire from 1586 to his death.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kent
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Reginald Grey
Earl of Kent
Succeeded by
Charles Grey